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The U.S. House of Representatives was expected to approve yet another coronavirus relief bill ahead of receiving President Trump's signature on Thursday, providing billions more for small business payroll protection support, and some other corporate bailouts. But it's what the bill is missing that has Gov. Andrew Cuomo riled. more
Although the 50th Precinct saw a spike in crime at the beginning of the year — like many other precincts covered by the New York Police Department — those numbers are starting to come down. The credit, according to precinct commander Emilio Melendez, belongs to the coronavirus. more
It's difficult to say what society will be like in mid-June as New York makes an attempt to come out from under the coronavirus pandemic storm clouds. But whatever happens, there is one thing that is certain: RiverFest, the annual festival on the grounds of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, won't be happening this year. more
The prompt for the day was “when I turned the corner.” Miriam Helbok looked around with a smile, asked each member of her Kingsbridge Library writing circle to jot down whatever came to mind. For a half hour, only the sound of pen scribbling frantically on paper could be heard. At the end, pens dropped, and stories were told. more
The northwest Bronx was never supposed to be this quiet. With barren thoroughfares and shuttered storefronts, this neck of the woods is not its usual self. It’s a sobering reality reflected citywide as a result of city- and state-level decisions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. more
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down New York last month to essential businesses only, he didn’t close off U.S. Postal Service deliveries. Nor could he, likely, since it’s a federal agency. Yet, in recent days, many living within both the 10463 and 10471 ZIP codes — among others — haven’t been getting mail, or having outgoing parcels picked up. The culprit is probably no surprise: the coronavirus. more
Richner Communications Inc., publisher of The Riverdale Press and Herald Community Newspapers, announces this week a $500,000 grant program designed to support local businesses. more
North Riverdale found itself at the center of a report on "CBS Sunday Morning" over the weekend, highlighting the new "teletherapy" services of Mosaic Mental Health. more
Could the traffic problems at Kappock Street and Palisade Avenue finally be solved? Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee chair Dan Padernacht believes he has the perfect way to make the meeting of those two streets safe, while making neighbors who live there happy at the same time. Now all he has to do is get the city’s transportation department to spend some more time on it. more
Van Cortlandt Park is one of the largest parks in New York City, a center for sports and recreation in the Bronx. But now, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the park is about to become something entirely new: A field hospital. more
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